Army vs. Texas A&M Preview/ Prediction

Many question why Army would host Texas A&M on Saturday in the Alamodome. Why not? There are over 60,000 soldiers stationed in Texas. More players on the Cadets roster hail from the Lone Star State than from the Empire State. Here are game notes along with a prediction on the game's outcome.


Army

VS.


Texas A&M

SiteAlamodome (65,000) San Antonio, Texas
Date/TimeSeptember 16, 2006, 8:15 PM CST
TelevisionESPN2
Radio
New York, N.Y. 1050 WEPN; Baltimore, Md. WWLG, 1370-AM; Boston, Mass. WTTT, 1150-AM; Philadelphia, Pa. DAS, 1480-AM; Binghamton, N.Y. WINR, 680-AM; Schenechtedy-Albany, N.Y. WVKZ, 1240-AM; Worcester, Mass. WNEB, 1230-AM; Woonsocket, R.I. WNRI, 1380-AM; Beacon, N.Y. WBNR, 1260-AM; Peekskill, N.Y. WLNA, 1420-AM; Watertown, N.Y. WNER, 1410-AM.
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General School/ Team Information
.Texas A&MArmy
NicknameAggiesBlack Knights
ColorsMaroon and WhiteBlack and Gold
Enrollment46,5874,000
ConferenceBig 12 Independent
Head CoachDennis FranchioneBobby Ross
Coach's career record173-91-2 (18-19 at Texas A&M)101-93-2 (7-17 at Army)
Record2-01-1
Series Information
Series RecordTied, 1-1
First Meeting1969, Texas A&M 20-13
Last Meeting1972, Army 24-14

Texas A&M Schedule

Sep 2 Citadel, W 35-3
Sep 9 Louisiana-Lafayette, W 51-7
Sep 16 Army
Sep 23 Louisiana Tech
Sep 30 Texas Tech
Oct 7 at Kansas
Oct 14 Missouri
Oct 21 at Oklahoma State
Oct 28 at Baylor
Nov 4 Oklahoma
Nov 11 Nebraska
Nov 24 at Texas
Army Schedule

Sep 2 at Arkansas State, L 14-6
Sep 9 Kent State, W 17-14 OT
Sep 16 at Texas A&M
Sep 23 at Baylor
Sep 30 Rice
Oct 7 VMI
Oct 14 at Connecticut
Oct 21 TCU
Oct 28 at Tulane
Nov 3 Air Force
Nov 18 at Notre Dame
Dec 2 at Navy



Key Texas A&M Players

QB 7 Stephen McGee (6-3 208, So.)
TB 11 Jorvorskie Lane (6-0 274, So.)
WR 17 L' Tydrick Riley (6-3 234, Sr.)
WR 14 Chad Schroeder (6-1 186 Sr.)
OG 77 Grant Dickey (6-5 315, Sr.)
FB 24 Chris Alexander (5-11 242, Jr.)
DE 89 Jason Jack (6-4 271, Jr.)
DE 92 Chris Harrington (6-5 267, Jr.)
LB 10 Justin Warren (6-3 242, Sr.)
LB 28 Japhus Brown (5-11 199, Jr.)
SS 33 Melvin Bullitt (6-1 201, Sr.)

Texas A&M Roster

Key Army Players

SS 13 Caleb Campbell (6-3 223, Jr.)
WR 5 Jeremy Trimble (6-0 214, Jr.)
WLB 55 Barrett Scruggs (6-1 213, Sr.)
C 67 Pete Bier (6-4 282, Sr.)
MLB 54 Cason Shrode (6-3 251, Sr.)
P 1 Owen Tolson (6-3 205, Jr.)
WR 2 Walter Hill (5-11 190, Sr.)
WR/KR 6 Corey Anderson (5-8, 165, Jr.)
DT 66 Tony Fusco (6-1 308, Jr.)
SLB 45 Charlie Rockwood (6-4 221, Jr.)

Army Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryArmyTexas A&M
Scoring Offense11.543.0
Scoring Defense 14.0 5.0
Total Offense 219.5 440.0
Total Defense 304.5207.0

ArmySports.com Prediction

Army will have its hands full with Texas A&M. If the Cadets can force a few turnovers and get some offense generated they can make a game of it.

Texas A&M 31
Army 13

Other Links:

Alamodome information
Official Texas A&M Site
Scout.com Texas A&M Site
Official Army Site
Scout.com Army Site
San Antonio Weather Forecast





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